EAT (from 6pm) – Whether you’ve ridden or not join us for a provincial dinner between the brewery tanks. The French themed feast will showcase the best produce of the Victorian High Country. The dinner is by reservation only and places will disappear fast. Four courses of french inspired high country fare, plus a selection of cheeses to get us through the tour stage. Drinks at bar prices. Dinner guests will also be able to interact via a live Skype cross to SBS presenter Mike Tomalaris live from France.
SPECTATE – Enjoy a live and exclusive Skype cross on the big screen to SBS’s Mike Tomalaris at the finish line of the final mountain stage of the Tour de France. As always we’ll have an interactive session with Mike, with a report on the Tour de Beechworth ride as well as answer all your tour questions. Then we’ll kick back with a drink and some cheeses and enjoy a cracking Saturday stage of the 2018 tour.
RIDE (s) Rolling at 10am– Multiple ride options are on offer this year, with Curve Cycling adding not one but two all gravel options to this year’s weekend, as well as a commute led by Jesse Carlson and Sarah Hammond. Route GPX file available here https://www.strava.com/routes/14108675
On top of these gravel options will be the traditional loop will again be a challenging option over approximately 100km with up to 1700m of climbing, taking in the best roads, climbs and views of the High Country around Beechworth, Stanley and Yackandandah. This ride will be challenging. View ride route here https://www.strava.com/routes/5372744
Support the Beechworth Chain Gang by joining us for a refreshment (from 1pm) at the (Murmungee Lookout) KOM. Riders and supporters are encouraged to purchase a refreshment ticket in order to take advantage of a warm drink and some much needed refuelling after riding 1500m of vertical before the roll back to Beechworth. Your friends, family and the general public are also encourage to get here to cheer you up the final slope of the climb. Anyone without a ticket wont get any cake or coffee, it’d be a shame to miss out!
All proceeds from the refreshment ticket will go to the Beechworth Chain Gang, a local not for profit MTB group who maintain the Beechworth MTB Park. These proceeds will be directed to repair and improve the new Snakes and Ladders trail at the park!
An alternative 30km intermediate ride will take you from our beautiful township up the hill to Stanley, where all roads are downhill back to town. https://www.strava.com/routes/5391806
All rides are unsupported group rides, those joining the group will be totally responsible for all their own needs and should carry whatever is required to sustain themselves and their bike on an amazing day in the saddle.